ULAN-UDE, August 3 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Defense Ministry and Russian Helicopters Holding on Saturday signed a 12.6 billion rubles (about $380 million) contract for 40 Mil Mi-8 AMTSh helicopters, the company said.
The contract was signed by Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov and Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov.
Helicopter deliveries are to begin next year, Petrov said.
The Mi-8 AMTSh is a combat transport version of the Mi-17 helicopter, with more powerful turboshafts and portside tail rotor. Its weapon systems include Igla-V AAM or Shturm-V ASM missiles, B8V20 rocket pods and a GSh-23 gun.
Post by TsarSamuil on Aug 28, 2013 12:56:57 GMT -5
Russia, Cameroon Ink Mi-17 Helicopter Deal.
MOSCOW, August 28 (RIA Novosti) – In a groundbreaking deal, Russia is to deliver Mi-17 military transport helicopters to Cameroon, a spokesperson for Russian Technologies said Wednesday.
The deal was signed by Russia’s state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport, which is part of Russian Technologies, and Cameroon’s Defense ministry at the MAKS-2013 International Air Space Show just outside Moscow.
“This is the first contract as part of military technology collaboration between Russia and Cameroon,” Rosoboronexport CEO Anatoly Isaikin said in a statement.
It was not immediately clear how many helicopters Russia will deliver under the contract, or when.
In his statement, Rosoboronexport’s CEO explicitly identified expanding exports to countries in Africa as a priority, and said it is seeking to renew ties with Botswana, Ghana, and Equatorial Guinea.
In February a Russian delegation headed by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and including the deputy director of the Russian Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation under Russia’s Defense Ministry travelled to Cameroon and held a series of meetings about bilateral cooperation.
Russian Defense Ministry to Order 32 Shipborne Helicopters in 2014 – Official.
VLADIVOSTOK, October 9 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Defense Ministry is planning to buy 32 shipborne helicopters from Russian Helicopters’ Progress Arsenyev division, a Deputy Defense Minister said Wednesday during a visit to the factory.
“These helicopters are to undergo final testing in 2014. If all goes well, we are ready to order them,” Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said during a visit to the producer in Russia’s Far East, without specifying the type in question.
Progress Arsenyev will make 143 helicopters by 2020, the deputy minister added. “The work ahead is difficult, since the order really is large. But we expect it to be fulfilled to the highest standards and to deadline,” he said.
Progress Arsenyev produces both Kamov Ka-52 military attack helicopters and Ka-62 light civil helicopters, according to its website. The Russian armed forces have previously said they will deploy the Ka-52 on the new Mistral-class amphibious assault ships, currently under construction.
The Berkuty (Golden Eagles) helicopter display team, flying their Mi-28N “Night Stalker” helicopters, performed complex aerobatics on the eve of Army Aviation Day. The ace helicopter pilots took to the sky above the Torzhok combat training center.
Ka-52 helicopter crashes in Moscow near residential neighborhood (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
RT.com October 29, 2013 12:02
A helicopter crashed just meters away from residential houses in the South East of Moscow. The Russian Emergencies Ministry said the pilots managed to bail out in time, but received trauma injuries.
The Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed it was an experimental military helicopter, Ka-52K.
Both pilots have been taken to hospital and remain in serious condition, the head of Moscow’s Department of Healthcare Georgy Golukhov told Interfax.
Eyewitnesses of the accident said the helicopter’s crash was followed by two loud explosions. The aircraft fell in a wooded area, reportedly near a helipad. Thick smoke from the fire is now covering the neighborhood.
“A green helicopter is on fire, the area of the blaze is around 20 square meters,” an Emergencies Ministry spokesman told RIA.
The combat helicopter turned out to be a naval version of Ka-52 undergoing tests for the future deployment on Russian Mistral-class carriers.
“The crash-landed Ka-52 helicopter was undergoing tests in the Kamov design bureau as part of a research and development process. The aircraft was piloted by a crew from the design bureau,” the ministry said in a statement.
The Kamov Ka-52 “Alligator” (NATO reporting name Hokum B) is a modified two-seat model of a renowned Russian attack helicopter, the Ka-50 “Black Shark.” The distinctive coaxial rotor system of these attack helicopters allows high maneuverability, and they have become support helicopters of choice for Russian special forces.
This is the second crash involving the Ka-52 since it was officially put into operation in 2011. In the previous accident, a Ka-52 crashed during a training flight in adverse weather conditions near Torzhok in Russia’s Tver Region in March 2012. Both pilots were killed in the accident.
Post by TsarSamuil on Nov 22, 2013 16:54:00 GMT -5
Armenia Says It's Ready to Host Russian Combat Helicopters.
YEREVAN, November 21 (RIA Novosti) – Armenia will allocate additional space at the Erebuni air base to host a Russian helicopter squadron being formed to strengthen the Russian air contingent in the former Soviet state, Armenia’s deputy defense minister said Thursday.
Russia’s 3624th Air Base at Erebuni Airport in Yerevan currently hosts at least 16 MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter jets operating under air defense agreements concluded between the members of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
“The Russian base will be given additional space to host helicopter pads, administrative buildings and fuel-storage facilities,” Ara Nazaryan said at a government meeting.
Nazaryan said the Russian squadron at the Erebuni base would comprise 18 helicopters, but did not specify what type. He also said the squadron was expected to arrive by the end of this month.
The Erebuni air base is part of Russia’s 102nd military base located in Gyumri, near Armenia’s border with Turkey.
The 102nd base has been deployed in Gyumri since 1995 under a bilateral treaty that was extended in 2010 from 25 to 49 years, ensuring a Russian military presence in Armenia through 2044.
Artur Bagdasaryan, head of Armenia’s National Security Council, said in June that Russian military bases in Armenia will be modernized and upgraded over the next few years.
Post by TsarSamuil on Dec 19, 2013 16:43:13 GMT -5
Russia to Develop 5th-Generation Attack Helicopter by 2017.
PERM, December 19 (RIA Novosti) – It could take Russia about three years to complete the development of a fifth-generation attack helicopter and start testing its prototype, a defense industry official said Wednesday.
The Mi-28NM, a modernized version of the Mi-28N Night Hunter attack helicopter that is being upgraded to standards of a fifth-generation aircraft, has been in development since 2008.
“I think we will need no more than three years to develop a new modernized version of the Mi-28N helicopter,” said Andrei Shibitov, chief executive officer of the Russian Helicopters company.
Shibitov did not specify the characteristics of the future combat helicopter, but he was quoted earlier by the Russian media as saying that the criteria for a fifth-generation attack helicopter must include low radar signature, an extended flying range, an advanced weapons control system, the capability to combat fighter jets and have a speed of up to 600 kilometers (370 miles) per hour.
Russian combat helicopter units conducted training flights in the Rostov region in southern Russia on Thursday. The pilots and tech crews practiced firing live rounds, maneuvering and preparing helicopters for the mission.
Mil Mi-28 (NATO reporting name 'Havoc') is a Russian all-weather, day-night, military tandem, two-seat anti-armor attack helicopter. The model, in it's Night Stalker modification was fitted with a single gun in an undernose barbette, with external loads carried on pylons beneath the stub wings.
Mil Mi-24 (NATO reporting name: Hind) can operate as a fire-support gunship, attack helicopter and low-capacity troop transport. Both helicopters are named for the engineer Mikhail Mil.
Post by TsarSamuil on May 25, 2014 15:32:35 GMT -5
Advanced Russian High-Speed Helicopter Could Have Military Version.
MOSCOW, May 20 (RIA Novosti) – A new Russian high-speed helicopter currently under development may be adapted for military use, a manager at an avionics systems manufacturer involved in the project told RIA Novosti Tuesday.
"We’ve had talks about the military version," said Givi Janjgava, Deputy Director General of Radio-Electronic Technologies KRET.
A KRET representative earlier told RIA Novosti that the company is developing a glass cockpit for the helicopter, known by its Russian acronym PSV (Advanced High-Speed Helicopter).
The new glass cockpit would replace the cumbersome array of traditional dials and gauges with a computerized display that can optimize information and reduce distractions to pilots.
The press service of KRET earlier said that the company will participate in the 7th International Exhibition HelliRussia-2014, where it would unveil the new helicopter.
Post by TsarSamuil on May 25, 2014 15:33:06 GMT -5
No Plans to Export Russian Alligator Attack Helicopters Before 2016 – Arms Exporter.
MOSCOW, May 22 (RIA Novosti) – Talks with foreign partners to purchase Russia’s Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters will begin in earnest in 2016 or 2017, a representative of Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Thursday.
The Ka-52 was unveiled internationally at the 50th Le Bourget airshow last June.
“This is the case of a prospect of 2016-2017,” Vladislav Kuzmichev told RIA Novosti at the HeliRussia 2014 expo in Moscow.
Kuzmichev added that the the helicopter is currently being demonstrated to potential customers.
The Ka-52 Hokum-B is a modification of the Ka-50 Hokum. It has a maximum speed of 350 kilometers per hour, a flight ceiling of 5,500 meters, and a range of over 1,000 kilometers.
Post by TsarSamuil on Aug 14, 2014 17:00:11 GMT -5
Pentagon 'defies Congress to buy Russian helicopters for Afghanistan'
RT.com August 14, 2014 09:15
Despite the anti-Russian sanctions drive, the US DoD opposes American lawmakers in wanting to buy Russian-made helicopters for the Afghan forces, said Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport.
“Despite the protests from the congressmen, suggestions of American-made alternative options, the Pentagon-level US officials are insisting on buying the Russian helicopters,” Rosoboronexport deputy head Igor Sevastyanov told journalists on Thursday.
He added that some people in the US military told the Russians that they would prefer some of the Russian arms, including helicopters, to be used by the US troops if it were possible, but it's not due to political reasons.
The US and Russia signed three separate contracts for supplying a total of 70 Mil Mi-17V5 helicopters to Afghanistan. Afghan pilots favor them for reliability and a record of deployment in the country dating back to the Soviet military campaign in the 1980s. Russia has delivered 45 aircraft, and a possible extra order is on the table.
Some US lawmakers have been campaigning to derail the supplies, with tension intensifying in February 2014, when the US and Russia had a major fallout due to the political crisis in Ukraine.
Washington targeted a number of Russian companies with its sanctions, including those selling arms. This put on hold a contract with the Russian Weapons Company, the importer of authentic Kalashnikov-family small weapons from Russia. The plan before the sanctions were imposed was to deliver up to 200,000 units annually, sparking a hike in demand for the legendary weapons in the US.
Iraq Gets Third Batch of Russian Mi-35M Helicopters: Arms Think Tank.
MOSCOW, October 1 (RIA Novosti) – Iraq's Ministry of Defense has received the third batch of Russian Mi-35M helicopters, as part of a contract signed in 2012, an official representative of the Centre for Analysis of World Arms Trade (CAWAT) told RIA Novosti Wednesday.
"The exact number of helicopters in the third batch is not mentioned, but, most likely, Baghdad received four Mi-35Ms, like in the first two batches," the CAWAT representative said.
"If the accelerated pace of deliveries, which follows a request from the Iraqi side, is maintained, the contract is very likely to be fully implemented by the end of this year," the representative added.
Iraq signed a contract with Russia on the delivery of 28 Mi-35M helicopters and 15 Mi-28NE "Night Hunter" attack helicopters in October 2012.
In November 2013, Iraq received the first four Mi-35M helicopters. The next four Mi-35Ms were delivered to Iraq on June 2, 2014.
Also in June, Iraq received the first batch of Mi-28NE attack helicopters. According to the CAWAT representative, at least three Mi-28NEs were included in the batch.
On August 30, the Iraqi Ministry of Defense confirmed that it had received the second "Night Hunter" batch, which included at least three units, the CAWAT representative said.
The representative noted that because of delayed military assistance and red tape, which come amid the growing Islamic State (IS) threat, the Iraqi government has refused to sign a US proposal for the purchase of 24 Boeing AH-64E "Apache Guardian" attack helicopters. The offer expired in August.
Russian Mi-17 Helicopter ‘Game Changer’ for Afghan Forces: US General.
WASHINGTON, October 3 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Mi-17 helicopter has been a "game changer" in the movement of Afghan forces and supplies in the fight against Taliban insurgents, the United States Army general in charge of American operations and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan said.
"I think they (Mi-17) have been a force multiplier for the special operating forces and for the conventional forces, the army and the police, they have been mostly moving forces and providing resupply," US Army Gen. John F. Campbell told a gathering of reporters inside the Pentagon briefing room Thursday.
"I think that capability continues to build confidence in the Afghan security forces and Afghan people. I have been really, really impressed," Campbell noted.
General went on to say Mi-17's capabilities were allowing Afghan soldiers to be resupplied under difficult terrain and weather circumstances. Campbell called the Mi-17 capabilities "pretty incredible."
There are currently 84 Mi-17 helicopters being used by Afghan forces and an additional three more are expected, Campbell said.
The use of the Mi-17 has not been without controversy among those in Congress. In August, the US Representative for Connecticut's 3rd congressional district, member of the Democratic Party, Rosa DeLauro told CBS news the US government should not be supporting contract with the Russian government or contractor Rosoboronexport because it would be supporting the "the coffers of Russian arms dealers."
US military officials, including Campbell, have disagreed with any restrictions on the Mi-17 use in Afghanistan by coalition members.
Afghan Border Police members and Kandahar Air Wing pilots offload humanitarian aid from an Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopter
Post by TsarSamuil on Dec 20, 2014 18:05:48 GMT -5
Russia: Check out this BADASS Night Hunter attack chopper!
RuptlyTV Dec 17, 2014
Russia’s famed Rostvertol helicopter plant put on show both their Mi-28NE Night Hunter and the Mi-26T civilian chopper in Rostov-on-Don, Thursday.
Plant technians put the Mi-28NE Night Hunter through its paces both in the air and on the ground. The all-weather, two-seat anti-armour heavily armed chopper is exclusively designed to attack. Underneath its nose is a 30 mm Shipunov 2A42 auto-cannon that can fire up to 550 High Explosive Incendiary or Armour-Piercing rounds per minute with an effective range of 1.5 km. The side pylons typically carry a pair of eight anti-tank Ataka missile racks along with 2 B-13L rocket pods which can take up to five S-13 rockets.
TsarSamuil: Medicines aren't allowed to be sold on the market without a 15 year trial period, to determine short n long term effects. Sputnik just turned 1 year, others not even that, just months, how can we determine long term effects without the data from long term
Aug 24, 2021 11:22:20 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: exposure? Does anyone have a time machine to go 14 years or so into the future n come back n say whether we have good vaccines? Fear makes world abandon its own standards..Besides, vaccines for other illnesses that have been developed for YEARS actually
Aug 24, 2021 11:23:40 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: help. These covid vaccines are literally SHIT, why else do they demand you take 1, 2 n now 3 shots? The problem is also a disease becomes resilient if u administer a weak vaccine that doesn't do the job proper. Allow illness to survive just makes it strong
Aug 24, 2021 11:25:04 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: instead if we go by the book, we should all wait for a really good vaccine to take out the illness for good. Now...we may never get rid of it..but understandably the world economy has a hard time dealing with lock downs, but that is just needless panic
Aug 24, 2021 11:27:06 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: why Swe had fared well with country not being locked down? Because they are cold people, keeping distance was the thing before covid-19 was ever heard of, I hope world doesn't become like that, but some could use a little common sense n change in behavior.
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:12 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: It's no wonder covid hits so many Arabs in the country, stupid bastards..
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:38 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: If I go to H&M a new shirt, if an Arab wants to buy a pair of pants, not only is his whole family along, his friends, even his freaking grandmother is along n all chattering along in a big dumb group of ignorance..
Aug 24, 2021 11:33:05 GMT -5
Boro: Thx for the response. I'm not sure... It seems the vaccines work, at least people aren't dying of Covid. Those who get ill have a problem, it's not "just a flu". Maybe it's from a chinese laboratory, who knows...
Aug 24, 2021 13:46:55 GMT -5
Boro: I agree regarding Arabs..
Aug 24, 2021 13:50:39 GMT -5
Boro: Be glad, Sweden isn't overpopulated.
Aug 24, 2021 14:11:49 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: true, vaccines do help somewhat, maybe better than nothing..I hope in 2022 we can come out of this nightmare..
Aug 24, 2021 15:38:24 GMT -5
Boro: Horrible times, indeed.
Aug 24, 2021 15:47:41 GMT -5